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Tucker Carlson Unable to Distinguish Domestic Abuse From Combat

Talk show host Tucker Carlson
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Tucker Carlson, editor of the Daily Caller, has pried upon a contradiction in the Obama administration’s stance on women. Obama wants to stop women from being assaulted, but it is allowing women to serve in combat, where they might be attacked. Does Obama want women to get assaulted or not? Huh? Huh?

This is a Lindsay Bluth–level retort. (“You know, we’re not the only ones destroying trees. What about beavers? You call yourself an environmentalist, why don’t you go club a few beavers?“) Serving on combat is a choice citizens make, accepting risk in order to serve their country.

You know who else was hypocritical about this, by Carlson’s definition? Harry Truman. He favored anti-lynching laws to keep black people from getting killed in the South, but he also forced the military to let them get killed in combat. Historical Tucker Carlson says: Make up your mind, Harry Truman!

Tucker Carlson Confused About Women in Combat